Two miles into the ride we came upon a pond and a wide-open pasture bowl.
Chloe looked out over the Carquinez Straits after her good ten-minute swim.
The competition for the thrown stick was reason enough for the dogs to swim as fast as they could. Their goal - beat the other dog to the stick.
So we had a nice ride and walk while the dogs got a great 90-minute workout. Conditioning for the Northern California Vizsla Club field trial three days later.
Watching the dogs roaming these fields on a perfect spring evening caused me to call over to Catherine: "This could be an ageless view of the Hungarian plains being covered by red hunting dogs in full flight."